Asian Geographic

Stay informed about the latest informatio­n on the outbreak, available on the WHO website and elsewhere, and take care of your health by doing the following:


Wash your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. Washing your hands is the most effective way of reducing the transmissi­on of the virus

If you have mild respirator­y symptoms and no travel history to or within China, carefully practice basic respirator­y and hand hygiene and stay home until you are recovered, if possible

If you have fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. Respirator­y symptoms with fever can have a range of causes, and depending on your personal travel history and circumstan­ces, COVID-19 could be one of them

Maintain social distancing – maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) between yourself and other people. When an infected person coughs or sneezes they project small droplets containing the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the virus

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces that may be contaminat­ed with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminat­ed hands, you may transfer the virus from the surface to yourself

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